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What future for E numbers after Brexit?

Image copyright Getty Images Thinking about E numbers might stir up images of hyperactive children guzzling fluorescent soft drinks. But have you ever wondered what the E stands for? Looking at this system of food additives can help illustrate some of the tough issues facing the British government as it prepares to leave the European […]

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Slippery bottle solves ketchup problem

Media captionThe BBC’s Pallab Ghosh reports: The invention means the ketchup “just glides out” Scientists in Boston have found a way to get every last drop of ketchup out of the bottle. They have developed a coating that makes bottle interiors super slippery. The coating can also be used to make it easier to squeeze […]

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AAAS chief puts weight behind protest march

Image copyright AAAS Image caption Holt, a research physicist, represented Central New Jersey in Congress The head of the world’s largest scientific membership organisation has given his backing for a planned protest by researchers in Washington DC. Rush Holt, of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), said that people were “standing up […]

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Sir David Attenborough to present Blue Planet sequel

Image copyright BBC/Steve Benjamin Image caption Bottlenose dolphins were filmed surfing in South Africa for Blue Planet II Sir David Attenborough will present the sequel to 2001’s The Blue Planet, the BBC has announced. The seven-part series, to be shown later this year, is intended to recent highlight scientific discoveries. Filming innovations include suction cameras […]